Sam
Gray
NYC MySchools

Overhauling Admissions Access

New York City needed a new school search and application platform for its 1.1 million students.

My Role

I led Blenderbox’s team of UX designers through the discovery, product strategy, and UX design of MySchools, the brand-new, official admissions tool for America’s largest school system.

My Role

I led Blenderbox’s team of UX designers through the discovery, product strategy, and UX design of MySchools, the brand-new, official admissions tool for America’s largest school system.

I have omitted confidential information in this case study. All information is my own and does not necessarily reflect the views of my employer or client.

Results

Launched in under
1 year

We designed and launched the mission-critical product in under a year, replacing disparate, outdated systems — with no need for overlapping operation.

Printed pages saved annually
50 million

MySchools saved taxpayers the printing costs of 50 million pages each year, as adoption rates made paper school directories obsolete.

INCREASE in 3-K Offers
300%

Compared to the year before launch, MySchools supported a 3-fold increase in offers for 3-K — the nation’s most ambitious effort to provide free education to three-year-olds.

Its reception led NYC to choose the MySchools platform as a new standard for applications to other children’s programs.

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